Sunday, June 19. Second Sunday after Pentecost. St. Juliana Falconieri; SS. Gervase and Protase.
St. Juliana Falconieri is venerated as a great figure in Servite history, by whose means St. Philip Benizi built. up the sisters of the Servite Third Order known, from their religious habit, as the" Mantellate." She lived in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Si;. Gervase and Protase were two brothers, martyre, sons of St. Vitalis, also a martyr. They suffered in the first century, and have been styled, by St. Ambrose, the proto-martyrs of Milan.
BB. William Exniew, Humphrey Middlemore, and Sebastian Newdigcde, Carthusians, and Blessed Thomas Woodhouse, S.J., martyred, 1535.
Monday, June 20. Of the Octave. St. Silverius.
Pope St. Silverius had a brief reign of two years in the sixth century. Those years were filled mainly with trouble on account of the attempted interference in religious matters on the part of the Empress Theodora. For his opposition to the Empress the Pope was persecuted by her and driven into exile. He died in banishment on an island off the Italian coast.
BB. John Fenwick, John Gavin, William Harcourt, Anthony Turner, and Thomas Whitbread, Jesuits, martyred, 1679.
Tuesday June zr. Of the Octave. St. Aloysius Gonzaga.
St. Aloysius, venerated as the patron saint of youth, was a page, of noble birth, at the Court, of Spain in the sixteenth century. At the age of eighteen he entered the Society of Jesus. Five years later, not having yet attained the priesthood, he closed his holy life, a victim to the plague, while visiting and attending to the sick.
Blessed John Rigby, martyred, 1.600.
Wednesday, June 22. St. Paulinus of Nola.
While living the life of a hermit at Nola, near Naples, St. Paulinus was compelled to lamome Bishop, in the invasion by the Goths, about A.D. 410, he was made prisoner. He died about twenty years afterwards.
St. Alban, proto-martyr of Englan.d, A.D. 304; St. John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, martyred, 1535.
Thursday, June 23. Octave Day of Corpus Christi. Blessed Thomas Garnet, S.J. martyred, too& Friday, June 24. The Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Saturday, June 25. Birthday of St. John the Baptist. St. William, Abbot.
Montevergine, on the Apennines, a greatly frequented place of pilgrimage, is associated with the life of St. William, a Piedmontese, who there established for himself hermit's cell, in the twelfth century. This stet) led to the building of a monasterv.